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in the weather center will keep an eye on all of it. janis, thanks. >>> in other news, obama care is back at the supreme court. this time the question is about religion and whether this new health care law can require companies to offer contraceptives. our justice correspondent pete williams joins us from our washington bureau tonight with this latest challenge to the law. pete, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening. the supreme court has already ruled that corporations have free speech rights. now it has agreed to take up a big question it has never answered before. do private companies also have freedom of religion? the oklahoma family that owns the hobby lobby with more than 550 arts and crafts stores nationwide employing 13,000 people says the company is founded on religious principles. >> we believe wholeheartedly that it is by god's grace and provision that hobby lobby has been successful. therefore, we seek to honor him in all that we do. >> reporter: but the company says providing insurance coverage for contraceptive measures like the morning-after pill is the equivalent
buys that the aren't on sale. brian? >> john yang starting us off in chicago tonight. thanks. >>> now to the ongoing troubles of the obama care website and the ongoing effort to get it running better and at greater capacity. that deadline is tomorrow. today the administration was trying to limit expectations again. we get the latest from white house correspondent kristen welker. good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening. with just hours before the administration's self-imposed deadline of having its health care website working for most americans by the end of tomorrow, top officials were hedging their bets today. health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius today blogged that people should shop health during off-peak hours -- morning, nights, weekends. not a vote of confidence says luke chung. >> it tells me the system isn't fully baked. this system should be able to accommodate as many people that want to get on as possible. >> what i'm going to do is make sure we get it fixed. >> reporter: chung says the administration's goal of making sure the website can sup
and if there are going to be more markdowns as we approach the holidays. >> kristen dahlgren in manhattan. thanks. >>> millions of americans have another challenge on their minds this weekend -- signing up for health care under the new insurance program, or at least trying to. the obama administration's self-imposed deadline to fix the health care website is midnight tonight. kristen welker is following the story. i guess the question is how are they doing. >> reporter: they say they are doing okay. tech experts have only a few hours left to meet the white house's own deadline for getting the affordable care act website running smoothly. critical point in restoring confidence in a damaged presidency. in virginia today, signs of progress for the government's health insurance website. >> my experience was wonderful. i love it. there were no problems. we went through everything real smooth. >> it was really fast this morning. i was really surprised. >> reporter: deirdre said she had trouble signing up in october. today she was one of six people nbc news interviewed reporting success, signing up with
of a little wind. brian? >> rainy, cold night alongside central park in new york. stephanie, thanks. >>> balloons or no, the parade will be on nbc tomorrow morning. >>> even before all the problems with the health care website, the obama white house has been counting on a surge of sorts in sign-ups for the health care plan this very weekend and beyond. the idea was to hear the president tell it, families around the thanksgiving dinner table would discuss it and maybe even persuade some of the young healthy family members to sign up. now the hope is any kind of surge won't crash the site which is working better, but it's still fragile. there is a new setback for small businesses trying to sign up their employees. nbc news white house correspondent kristen welker has more on that end of the story. good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening. today's announcement is particularly problematic because it comes just a few days before the deadline by which the administration said the website would be working well for most americans. now on the eve of thanksgiving, a new problem. as offic
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